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Re: OK. I get the PPG argument... How it's not scheme. etc etc.... Answer this..

January 05, 2023 04:04PM
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Ramgator

Who here REEEEEEALLY trusts and feel comfy with THIS Defense making a stop when Rodgers, Brady, Mahomes when we take the lead by 4 points with 2 minutes or even ONE minute left. Or a 2 point lead with ANY other QB???


I typically don't try to answer for EVERYONE ON THE PLANET. But in this case, I can confidently say that NO ONE feels confident about THIS defense stopping those types of QB's in clutch time.

But that's the reason why:

A) the Rams gave up so much to acquire Von Miller (and not a cornerback) in trade last season;
B ) we desperately tried to re-sign him during the off-season; and,
C) Buffalo outbid us for his services.

Buffalo had Mahommes run through them in, what...14 seconds for a Divisional round game? And what was their response? Dang! We need to get a cornerback or safety that can match up step-for-step with Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce? No, of course not. There's no such thing right now. Even elite CB's are toast after a couple of seconds.

So Buffalo (and the Rams before them) decided to do the next best thing...get after the QB before the ball is even thrown. The Rams (and I suspect most teams understand) that, in order to beat the Rodgers, the Bradys, and the Mahommes, they have to get to them before they get rid of the ball - early and often. This is why EDGES like Miller, TJ Watt, and Bosa are so valuable. And when you have someone like Donald who can do it even better on the inside...it's even better.


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Last season.....WITH Miller on our Roster, we were sweating our backsides off in the NFC Title and Super Bowl. NOW. I give them ALLLLL the props in that Tampa Playoff. That was LIGHTS OUT (Outside of Ramsey)

Of course we were sweating. Those were highly-competitive games with everything on the line. But I suspect that there was a sense of confidence amongst Rams fans as well:

A) Pretty much everyone realizes by now (even Shanny) that Jimmy G ain't that guy; and,

B ) Oh, IDK...maybe by the 8th sack or whatever, I realized that Zac Taylor (like McVay) didn't have a short passing game to adjust to. Just kept letting Burrow take those deep drops and get broke up. If Aaron Donald wasn't going to sack him when he did (and yes, I still believe that should've been counted for a sack), somebody else was going to in the next play or two.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/2023 04:07PM by ramBRO.
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  I keep hearing talk of getting an Edge Rusher. What's the point??

Ramgator360January 05, 2023 05:14AM

  Some flaws in this logic.

Ram_Ruler239January 05, 2023 05:23AM

  Agree with some of this

Ramsdude208January 05, 2023 05:58AM

  Re: Agree with some of this

Ram_Ruler190January 05, 2023 11:34AM

  your secondary is only as good as your pass rush

JoeMad109January 05, 2023 08:44AM

  Agreed

Ramsdude137January 05, 2023 08:48AM

  Thing is....With us, we often get pressure but......

Ramgator108January 05, 2023 09:45AM

  Addition by subtraction

Ridgewood Ram147January 05, 2023 11:37AM

  I guess you missed the Super Bowl run in 2021 huh???

Rampage2K-78January 05, 2023 11:49AM

  I dunno about being happy about Von

Ram_Ruler81January 05, 2023 11:59AM

  Re: I dunno about being happy about Von

Rampage2K-233January 05, 2023 12:01PM

  Re: I dunno about being happy about Von

Ram_Ruler63January 05, 2023 12:02PM

  agree nm

21Dog71January 05, 2023 12:07PM

  Scheme certainly plays a part.

Ramgator66January 05, 2023 01:34PM

  Re: I guess you missed the Super Bowl run in 2021 huh???

Rams43175January 05, 2023 12:13PM

  Sure....IF we can land another Miller. Also...

Ramgator67January 05, 2023 01:28PM

  Yup! 2 seconds goes by pretty quick! lol

Ramsdude55January 05, 2023 01:58PM

  Re: Sure....IF we can land another Miller. Also...

ramBRO86January 05, 2023 02:51PM

  Re: Sure....IF we can land another Miller. Also...

Ram_Ruler56January 05, 2023 03:03PM

  That's irrelevant to my point!!

Ramgator67January 05, 2023 03:14PM

  It's very simple.

Ramgator70January 05, 2023 03:11PM

  Miller is a glaring issue I have with the NFL........ LOYALTY!

Ramgator65January 05, 2023 01:45PM

  I don't blame Miller or any player for that matter

BigGame81174January 05, 2023 03:10PM

  OK. I get the PPG argument... How it's not scheme. etc etc.... Answer this..

Ramgator64January 05, 2023 03:23PM

  Re: OK. I get the PPG argument... How it's not scheme. etc etc.... Answer this..

ramBRO79January 05, 2023 04:04PM

  Re: OK. I get the PPG argument... How it's not scheme. etc etc.... Answer this..

Ram_Ruler75January 05, 2023 04:48PM